Meat co-operative Alliance Group’s upgraded facility in Southland has started processing beef.
A leading forest free range farm opening in South Waikato aims to pioneer sustainable egg production in New Zealand.
Entries are open for the 2021 Fieldays Innovation Awards, that have been refined to clearly represent the innovation lifecycle, resulting in three award categories: Prototype, Early Stage, and Growth & Scale.
Export of livestock by sea will cease following a transition period of up to two years, the Government announced today.
Exceptional employment practices in the primary industries were celebrated at last night’s Good Employer Awards held at Parliament.
The Ministry for the Environment’s (MfE) 2021 Greenhouse Gas Inventory revealed that for the year 2019, agriculture was among the two largest contributors to New Zealand’s gross Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.
Massey University is leading the carge to train rural professionals to help farmers to produce Farm Environment Plans (FEPs). It is running a series of courses ranging from introductory through to an advanced course. Peter Burke caught up with the participants at the advanced course at Massey recently.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has announced a series of initiatives to fill critical jobs in the food and fibre sector.
Alliance Group says it has helped to raise more than $42,000 at a recent Ronald McDonald House South Island Supper Club event in Invercargill.
Rabobank reports that the future global outlook is clearer and more hopeful than it has been for months.
Newly-crowned national ambassadors for sustainable farming, Evan and Linda Potter say they are very humbled to win this year's Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
Canterbury Milk processor Synlait has suffered a 76% drop in half-year net profit as it battles Covid-related volatility and rising dairy prices.
Two new information sources to help farmers understand their agricultural greenhouse gas emissions are now available.
Southland elk farmer Tom May is no stranger to producing top quality velvet and believes that his Mayfield Elk Farm, just south of Winton, may have just set a world record.
After seven years, the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) came to an end on 31 March, yet chair Malcolm Bailey says it's work is "continuous".
Climate change and a labour shortage are two of the big issues being faced by NZ's primary sector at present.
The head of the Climate Change Commission, Dr Rod Carr says all New Zealanders have a responsibility to begin reducing emissions if we are to rise to the climate challenge.
In an effort to counter misinformation about, and to promote the benefits of, NZ red meat, a new website was launched last week.
Outgoing Ravensdown chief executive Greg Campbell is worried that state-imposed regulations will limit on farm innovation.
Fonterra is on target to drop coal-fired boilers from its New Zealand manufacturing sites by 2037 as proposed by the Climate Change Commission.
Police hope to clear a backlog in the processing of new firearms licences and licence renewals ahead of the beginning of duck hunting season in May.
Fonterra chairman Peter McBride believes farmer shareholders’ views on capital structure changes are aligned with the board’s thinking.
Farmers are warning that some of the proposals in the Climate Change Commission draft advice to the Government will result in financial losses for many.
Silver Fern Farms Co-operative has announced a net profit after tax of $32.4 million for the 2020 financial year.